Now that would be cool! I would like to see the look on the face of one of those middle aged men in suits being fined JD 1000 or being led to prison (preferably by a Jordanian police woman) for smoking at the baggage belt of the Queen Alia Airport.
I am sure I will not be the only one happy if the heavy fines proposed in the new public health law are enforced. Natasha, for example, has taken the matter into her own hands:
As soon as I arrived at Queen Alia Airport, I got into my usual ritual: Jumping into intense arguments with those that smoke and exhale right in front of my face while awaiting luggage to show up. This time, though, the argument was more heated than usual, as one man accused me of being “too American” and trying to impose rules on him similar to those he just ran away from. He said he was someone who couldn’t wait to come back to Jordan so he can break rules and be happy. Makes sense!
One quick question: Is there any airport left in the world besides Queen Alia where people can still smoke freely and get away with it? I’m just wondering!
News about the new fines was the lead story of today’s Al-Ghad. Thumbs up!